Ranks very high on the Human Development Index
Population: 1.2 Million
A Member of the European Union
The 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cyprus is a major tourist destination,
Cyprus has one of the warmest climates in the Region,
Cyprus is one of the top three spenders of education in the European Union, nearly 7% of the country's GDP,
Cyprus' art history is dated to 10,000 years,
Cyprus is well known for its desserts and excellent cuisine, including the famous Halloumi cheese, which originated in Cyprus.
There is a neolithic village, Khirokitia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to 6,800 BC.
Cyprus' sunshine hours are around 3,200 per year, average 5–6 hours in December and 12–13 hours in July,
Cyprus has has several heliports, two international airports, and many harbours.